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Hello from Darlington

Kevind

Hello from Darlington
« on: July 27, 2020, 20:53:49 PM »
Thanks for the add. I've done quite a bit of sewing using my industrial machine, an Durkopp Adler 069 cylinder arm - if that means anything 8) I repaired rucksacks and heavy tents and so on for a few years when I worked for an outdoor activities provider. I also have a Pfaff select 4 which I've hardly used. I'd like to start making a few things. Just for the satisfaction and pleasure of doing something I like. I'd like to learn to put together seams and so on to a reasonable standard and to work toward making a shirt or something from a pattern. I'm scanning the forum for good ideas to steal :ninja: and for inspiration.

Lilian

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 20:57:32 PM »
Welcome @Kevind you will find much information here, we have quite a few male sewists joining lately.   :drink: :)
Willing but not always able :)

wrenkins

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 21:29:36 PM »
Hello. Come in, sit down and have a cuppa.  :drink: :cake:
Harbouring resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die!

fajita

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 21:32:23 PM »
Welcome @Kevind  :flower: :drink:

UttaRetch

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 07:54:13 AM »
Welcome @Kevind.  I am sure we can help when the time comes.
What goes around comes around.

Efemera

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2020, 08:22:26 AM »
Hello there...you’ll be OK for fabric in Darlington.

Kevind

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2020, 22:01:00 PM »
Yes, Sew Fabrics in the market has loads of stuff. Also Oxfam does bits of fabric cheaply.

Tamnymore

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2020, 22:14:56 PM »
Welcome!
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

BrendaP

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 22:29:15 PM »
Welcome @Kevind  to TSP

I've done quite a bit of sewing using my industrial machine, an Durkopp Adler 069 cylinder arm - if that means anything

Similar to a boot patcher  :vintage:?  Does the foot turn?
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

Kevind

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 22:42:32 PM »
No, the foot doesn't turn like the old patchers. The arm just makes it easier to get snug fitting things to the needle. Oddly enough though the gentleman I bought it off twelve years ago did use it to repair shoes and boots.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

UttaRetch

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2020, 08:40:04 AM »
That looks like an old workhorse @Kevind and I bet it is seriously heavy.
What goes around comes around.

TartanPaint

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2020, 09:47:42 AM »
No, the foot doesn't turn like the old patchers. The arm just makes it easier to get snug fitting things to the needle. Oddly enough though the gentleman I bought it off twelve years ago did use it to repair shoes and boots.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

@Kevind

That's a serious looking bit of kit. Could make sails on that beast!

Oh, and welcome mate :)
"....I had a feeling you were up to mischief, now behave yourself...."

Kenora

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2020, 11:03:40 AM »
Welcome from me too. :)
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Helen M

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2020, 11:16:01 AM »
Hello @Kevind, welcome to TSP!
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 35 metres
So far: 9 metres

Surest1tch

Re: Hello from Darlington
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2020, 18:43:37 PM »
Hello @Kevind, welcome from me too  :D